Block play offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, hollow blocks, foam blocks, and cardboard blocks.
3 years & up. Children can build wild animals or create imaginative creatures using the Snap Block Animals set. Chunky, beech wood blocks lightly painted in natural shades, with a matte finish, are complete with metal snap hardware. Metal snaps hold tight for additional dramatic play opportunities using built block creatures. Set includes 33 blocks and 5 double-sided build cards.
2 years & up. The Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels set is a vibrant addition to traditional block play. With 10 painted arches and 2 natural tunnels, children will love creating independent structures with these tunnels and arches, or incorporating them into their other blocks for endless building possibilities. Featuring rounded edges and smooth surfaces with a matte finish, these arches and tunnels are the perfect tool for enhancing early engineering skills and introducing concepts… More »
6 months & up. Introduce shapes to infants and toddlers with Soft Shape Blocks! The set of 12 blocks features a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition (circle, square, triangle) while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching by shape and color too! Surface wash only. Colors may vary.
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks, blocks, and rocks! This set of lightweight foam builders stack easily for endless creative building projects. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Included: 20-piece Cinder Block Set, 25-piece Rock Wall Builder Set, 25-piece Brick Builder Set, and 25-piece Ice Brick Builder Set. Activity cards included.
2 years & up. Smooth-sanded, over-sized beech wood Jumbo Sensory River Stones feature inset, nature-inspired textures. Children can engage in sensory play while practicing stacking and balancing and strengthening their tactile differentiation. A beautiful, subdued color palette furthers the possibilities for organic connections during natural play. Smallest stone measures 5.125"W x 2.5"D x 1.125"H, largest stone measures 7.625"W x 3.75"D x 1.75"H.
3 years & up. Bring an architectural element to block play with these wonderful Durable Wooden Unit Blocks for Building and Block Play. Children will love building up structures and knocking them down to create more! Encourage your children to use their imagination to build unique structures or to recreate their favorite buildings. Have them identify the familiar shapes as they build. This set promotes fine motor skills, strategic thinking, collaborative play and creativity. Made of hardwoods… More »
18 months & up. Bring the block play area to life with this beautifully designed set of realistic tree pieces. This set of 12 wooden figures features double-sided illustrations of trees in different seasons and stages from a variety of climates. Encourage children to learn about the seasons, different climates, and environments, while visually becoming aware of how trees change based off geographical location. Tallest piece measures 5"H. 12 pieces.
3 years & up. Discover what it takes to build a road with these three wooden transportation vehicles that teach children their functions through play. This encourages imagination while they build their own city. Includes a front end loader, roller and an excavator. Front end loader measures 5.5"W x 2"H.
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity card(s) included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
18 months & up. This set of five friends represents various abilities, ethnicities, and genders illustrating that everyone is unique and special in their own way. These friends make the perfect addition to any dollhouse and are able to teach so many about different types of people. Figures measure 5" tall. Blocks not included.
3 years & up. Perfect for every lover of trains, this is a great set for older children. Use the included storage box and lid within the tracks and use block pieces to build a town around the structure. Move the train, passengers, and cargo around the track with ease and play for hours. Easily clean pieces with a damp cloth. Includes 50 railway pieces.
2 years & up. A versatile and fun set for building whatever a child can imagine! Use the flex connectors as hinges to further the design possibilities and bring your imagination creations to life. Set includes 76 durable plastic pieces: 18 beams, 18 large connectors, 24 small connectors, and 16 flexi connectors. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
3 years & up. Natural and unscripted play patterns emerge when Branch Blocks are provided for building and dramatic play inspiration. The intact textured bark on each building piece adds sensory exploration mirroring the organic benefits of outdoor play. Use Branch Blocks to practice stacking, sorting and STEM activities. Includes 36 wood pieces.
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, these sturdy wooden trucks are designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. Teaches children to investigate the mechanics of gears, levers, wheel and axle technology, and pendulums. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with these Block Science Big Trucks to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression.
12 months & up. Tough and durable, these vehicles are 100% made from recycled milk cartons and have no metal axles to rust. The production of the each is environmentally friendly and saves energy. Made in the USA.
3 years & up. This 19-piece magnetic building set by Panelcraft® comes in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Each square panel measures 9" x 9" and connects on the corners with an enclosed magnet. Make large structures, towers, play houses and more. Made from high-quality ABS plastic and 0.375" rare earth magnets sealed inside each piece.
3 years & up. Bring out your child's inner architect with this classic log building set. A classic wood toy with solid pine logs in red, yellow, and natural; green roof planks and red gables. Contains 250 pieces in a heavy-duty canvas bag for storage. This set comes complete with instructions to build a log cabin, barnyard, and tree house all at the same time.
3 years & up. Block Science, as a pioneering extension of the unit blocks system, adds a rich introduction to physics and essential cognitive development to traditional classroom block play. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft… More »
2 years & up. Turn big building ideas into a big city! These Big City Building Blocks feature an array of blocks to construct tall or short buildings along with trees, bushes, and people to bring the city to life. Each building project supports the development of creativity, gross motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Blocks are made from natural finished hardwood. Includes: 24 building blocks, 6 people blocks, 2 shrub blocks, and 4 tree blocks.
3 years & up. Supplement the mathematical and social emotional activities of Block Science play with Block Science People. The rubberwood people are easily identified with over-molded mathematical symbols on soft plastic grips. Aspiring drivers can send their Block Science People on adventures in the Block Science Cars that feature over-molded plastic wheels that clip onto 2 smooth sanded rubberwood car units with seats for both a driver and passenger. Use the secure hitches to make an extended… More »
18 months & up. Children can engage in a historic cultural journey while playing with the eight Around the World Dolls. These 5" figures represent four males and four females dressed in traditional clothing from seven various cultures distinctly represented in this set of dolls. These dolls are great for storytelling and will help children introduce diversity to pretend play by exploring a different culture. 8 pieces.
3 years & up. Sixty natural finished, smooth-sanded hardwood blocks are packaged in a handsome, wooden storage crate for easy storage. Ideal for building and introducing the relation of part to whole. Great value! Dimensions: 5.25" x 12.5" x 15" Packaged
18 months & up. These chunky figures were designed for small hands and allow for easy gripping during play. This charming family set will have young children engaged in meaningful dramatic play either independently or with friends. Each family includes an adult male and female and a male and female child. Father measures 5.75"H and child 4"H. Each set has 4 pieces.
18 months & up. From a firefighter to a caring doctor, this set of eight community workers represents many of the occupations children see throughout their community. These figures are easy to grip and perfect for an interactive lesson about careers. Children will delight as they identify familiar faces from their community, some they may know personally. These Community Workers are the perfect way to have a conversation about children's future occupations all while promoting fine motor skills… More »